One of the best things about planning a trip to a cool or exotic location browsing through other people’s gorgeous photographs for inspiration. That sounds like a reasonable idea but everything seems to get lost in social media. This can definitely be a blessing and a curse. There is an endless stream of fresh new content coming in by the minute.
So, how are you supposed to sift through all of these posts? If you’re a successful travel photographer, you may have already created your own Instagram niche with a highly specialized hashtags. But what if you are just a casual consumer of social media and you’re interested in exotic travel or adventure destinations? Perhaps you’re more interested in browsing European destinations only and meet (virtually) like-minded social media photographers and travelers.
I’ve felt the frustration that many of you may have also as I’ve gotten lost in this social media world. Much of my inspiration lately has come from Instagram. So, I’ve curated 10 Instagram hashtags to inspire your next trip. Be warned! Wanderlust will surely strike after scrolling through their feeds.
Zach Houghton Founder @passionpassport I am the son of a wanderlust mother & a travel-writing father who met on a bus in Guatemala. NYC 🌎 www.zachspassport.com
Browse the amazing moments shared by the My Tiny Atlas Quarterly community. This includes unique destinations, people, art, and food.
Founded by Natasia Wong, #DameTraveler is also a popular blog dedicated to traveling women around the world.
Travel + Leisure‘s official hashtag offers all of the visual inspiration you need to kick your wanderlust into high gear. Use #TLPicks for a chance to be featured on the T+L account.
This relatively new hashtag was created by Thomas Berolzheimer. Thomas is the photographer behind all of his wife’s beautiful photos on the popular blog Gal Meets Glam.
Okay, so this hashtag is a bit overwhelming because when you search for #doyoutravel over a half millions Instagram images appear. It’s well worth the effort though because there is a highly active community of travelers and photographers who are happy to share their photos (clearly!) and share their travel suggestions and advice.
Condé Nast Traveler is a proven industry leader. If you’re searching for inspiration when it comes to luxury travel, search for #cntraveler and get ready to be inspired.
When you search for this hashtag, the result is over 50,000 unique and fun images from all corners of the globe.
It’s never too late to feel a little more alive. www.everchanginghorizon.com
Do you have a travel photography hashtag that you use? Include it in the comments section below or contact me here.